Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
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76 High Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

CMMC Family Medicine Residency Residents

Swift River Rural Track

Third-Year Residents

Shayna Shackford DO
Chief Resident

Name: Shayna Shackford
Hometown: Buckfield, Maine
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Maine Orono
Major: Biology


I’m conflicted saying I was born and raised in Maine since technically I was born in New Hampshire then moved to Maine 3 days after. I have completed all of my schooling in Maine and lived here ever since, except for a hiatus to Baltimore and Pennsylvania. I really enjoyed my few months living in Baltimore and my year in PA, however the time away made me appreciate this great state and solidified my decision to stay here for residency.

I have always had an interest in the medical field but my passion for medicine began with my high school anatomy course, which peaked my fascination of the human body. Throughout college I spent time shadowing different specialties but actually fell in love with the medical field after spending time in a family practice office. During that time I witnessed the type of bonds that form between patients and physicians and knew someday I wanted to form those lasting relationships with my patients. As I became more passionate about preventive medicine and continuity of care, I knew Family Medicine was the field for me.


I never anticipated landing so close to home but was instantly impressed with the residency program. After spending time rotating with residents and faculty I saw how confident, competent and efficient the residents become, which really spoke to the strength of their training. I enjoyed working with this great group of people and witnessing the support within the program. Everyone was willing to help each other out whenever necessary. What makes CMMC FMR so unique is the great group of people who all have such fascinating backgrounds and career interests. There is also the rural track option that allows incredible experience in rural medicine all while being immersed in a close-knit community. I look forward to becoming part of the CMMC family, learning from all of my unique colleagues and exploring my interests in rural medicine, geriatrics and women’s health.

In my free time I love to travel whenever I get the chance! I also enjoy skiing, attending live events (music concerts, comedy shows etc.), kayaking and enjoying beautiful Maine summers.